14 curious stats about Thanksgiving
Want to show your friends and family how smart you are this Thanksgiving?
Here’s a list of turkey-related stats, facts and tidbits.
$21.71 — This year’s average cost for a 16-pound turkey in the United States, down 3% from 2017 and the lowest since 2014, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s most recent annual survey.
$48.90 — The average cost this year to serve 10 people a Thanksgiving feast, a 22-cent decrease from last year.
42.5 million — Turkeys produced this year in Minnesota, the largest turkey producing state, out of a total of 240 million raised in the United States.
42 — The percentage of people who eat their Thanksgiving meal between 1-3 p.m., according to Statista.
17 — Ridges on a 14-ounce can of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce.
91 — Members of the Wampanoag tribe who joined in at the first Thanksgiving feast.
98 — Years since NFL games were first played on Thanksgiving Day, in 1920.